near Lækjavik, Iceland
Limited edition of 2*
Pigment ink print on fine art archival baryta or matt cotton paper
58 x 87 cm
1/2 : 475,00 euro
2/2 : 625,00 euro
signed, numbered, with certificate
* want something even more exclusive ? Upon request, the edition can be reduced to 1, of a custom size and on a medium of choice. Please use the contact page to tell me what you have in mind, and we'll sort things out !
_ prints come with a white border of about 1,5 cm on each side, which allows for proper handling and facilitates matting and framing; the size mentioned above is a net size that does not include this border;
_ price includes VAT, but do not include postage, packaging, matting or framing;
_ prints are always made on demand; as such a purchase cannot be cancelled once the print has been produced;
_ prints on archival fine art papers up until 58 by 87 cm are printed by myself on a Canon ImageProGraf Pro 2100 printer, using archival Canon Lucia Pro ink
_ disclaimer: as part of the printing process, and to ensure my personal quality standards are met, two AP/PP prints are produced: one on an A4, and one in the format at which the print is advertised above; the A4 may be part of a single edition portfolio box set sold in the context of an exhibition, while the larger size print is typically used for exhibiting, unless an HC print was made specifically for that purpose; of this image, only the two AP/PP prints have been made.
Settling on a paper stock for this image has proven to be no easy task. The crispness of the debris slope in the foreground, the primarily cold tones of the background, and the large global contrast (with the sky almost turning to white and the shadowy cliffs below to a very dark grey) seem to call for a punchy baryta paper such as Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige II, so that was what I used. Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige II consists of an acid and OBA free, internally buffered, ISO 9706 and FSC compliant, mixed alpha-cellulose & cotton white paper base to which a barium sulphate coating is applied, resulting in a high permanence.
Of course, I then got the idea to try the matt Canson Infinity Rag Photographique. This paper is a ISO 9706 compliant, 100 % cotton paper, with a very rich, soft (Canson call it 'sensual', and I can agree) feel, and for a matt paper at least, a fairly high D-max. As it turned out, and as hoped, I got a very different but equally valid representation of the scene.
After seeing both, my preference switched according to my mood, so I had to accept I couldn't make a definitive choice, as they offer a very different but to me, an equally valid representation of this particular scene, so I decided to offer the image on both paper stocks.